Nov 5 - What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

“Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.” ~Deepak Chopra

“Have you ever found yourself angry at someone, only to find out some time later that they were not the real cause of your suffering? Something in them had triggered repressed feelings or memories deep within you, taking you back to your past, to a place you were still not comfortable in visiting. You were only blaming them for something, someone else did to you a long time ago. They became a lightning rod for your repressed anger.” – David Scott

Repression, like the pent up energy of a volcano, is the psychological attempt to direct one's own desires and impulses toward pleasurable instincts by excluding them from one's consciousness and holding or subduing them in the unconscious. According to psychoanalytic theory, repression plays a major role in many mental illnesses, and in the psyche of the average person.

You don’t fear the future, you fear the past recurring.

“A big part of healing, is just giving yourself permission to feel.” David Scott

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”― Buddha

“We fear most in life, not what we can see in the light of day, but what is unseen, hidden from view, lurking in the dark shadows of our existence” – David Scott

“Emotional pain lingers when it is not given a voice.”

“Use your spare time wisely, constantly sharpening the sword of wisdom. A secret of success in life, is to be ready for opportunity when it arrives.”

“Dam a river and it becomes stagnant and undrinkable.” - David Scott

“If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.” – Socrates

“I am still a child, having an adult experience. Always honor the child within.” – David Scott

"Climb your mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."--Andy Rooney

"No matter what people think of you, always keep singing your own song."

“The brighter the light, the more our shadow appears as if to contrast it.” David Scott

“To taste the sweetest untouched fruit, you must first climb the tree.” David Scott

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“We can only bury toxic waste within us for so long. At some point its hold is full and compressed. Then only a spark and we witness a huge eruption of explosive energy, much more powerful than had we taken the time to individually detonate each charge.” – David Scott

“If you carry around a lot of suppressed or repressed anger (anger you have unconsciously buried) you may lash out at people, blaming or punishing them for something someone else did a long time ago. Because you were unwilling or unable to express how you felt in the past, you may overreact in the present, damaging a relationship.” - Beverly Engel

“There is no great reward for being emotionally withdrawn, no pity prize for bottling your frustration. No one is coming to congratulate your chronic self-repression. By opening up, maybe you will inconvenience some people. Maybe you will trigger some conflict. Maybe you will be rejected, criticized, judged. Everything comes with a price and everything has its compensation. Authenticity may require pain, but it also opens the doors to joy, creativity, self-respect, empathy. Self-repression, on the other hand, costs you all the beauty of the world in exchange for a prison of comfort. Is it really worth it? Isn't it time to break free?” - Vironika Tugaleva

“Sadness will not kill you. Depression won’t either. But fighting sadness will. Ignoring depression will. Trying to escape it rather than confront it will. Denying it will. Suffocating it will. Allowing it no place to go other than your deep subconscious to embed and incubate within you will. Repression will not kill you today in the physical way, but it will rob you of every bit of life you feel in your heart.”

“You Can’t Skip Chapters That’s Not How Life Works. You Have to Read Every Line Meet Every Character. You Won’t Enjoy All of It. Hell, Some Chapters Will Make You Cry for Weeks. You Will Read Things You Don’t Want to Read, You Will Have Moments When You Don’t Want the Pages to End. But You Have to Keep Going. Stories Keep the World Revolving. Live Yours, Don’t Miss Out.” -Courtney Peppernell